- Itinerary Detail
- Cost Info
- Trek Info
Chisapani and Nagarkot are both the most happening hiking destination offering the jaw dropping mountain vista of Everest and Langtang range along with the magical view of sunrise and sunset with the mountains in the rearview. This 2 night 3 days hike takes us to the terraced farmlands, picturesque natural beauty and peaceful hamlets settled by people belonging to different ethnic group. This trek is relatively short that does not cover high altitude which makes it perfect for all the trekkers who are with their family or have time limitations.
We will driver from Kathmandau to Sundarijal and start the hike to yet popular tourist hub of Chisapani within five hours. From Sundarijal we will make a uphill climb through the Shivapuri National Park to Chisapani. Chisapani an another paradise on earth has many places which offers the close view of eastern Himalayas. Similarly continuing our trek through the picturesque trail along with the hills we will finally arrive to the hill station of Nagarkot. Nagarkot is the most famous tourist destination near to the Kathmandu valley. Following day we will wake up early in the morning to witness the magical view of Sunrise over the Himalayas which will leave you spellbound. Nagarkot too offers the distant view of Kathmandu valley. While returning back to Kathmandu we too will visit the historical temple of Changu Narayan.
Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Our local representative will be receiving you in Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel room. Get freshen up in the hotel and come to our office to finalize the formalities. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we will visit some of the world heritage site located in Kathmandu which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani(2300m); 5hours
Early in the morning catch a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal which takes around five hours. From Sundarijal we will start a four and half an hours of climb to Chisapani. The trail goes through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. While walking we will come along the Tamang village of Mulkharka which is known for its unique settlements where we will have our lunch. From here the trail continues through the forest of Oak and Rhododendron and finally to Chisapani. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Nagarkot (2175m); 6 hours
We will start the day's hike through the small villages witnessing the jaw dropping view of valley on the northern side of the trail. We will have our lunch at the village of Chauki Bhanjynng. After having lunch we will start with a uphill climb through the village which ultimately takes us to Nagarkot. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Hike back to Kathmandu visiting Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur in the way
We will start a downhill walk from Nagarkot to Chanu Narayan which takes around four hours. Changu Narayan is a historic world heritage site which preserve abundant amount of cultural diversities with unique traditional practices, lush vegetation and different species of birds. From Changu Narayan we will hike to Bhaktapur which is known for its surreal arts and crafts dating back to several centuries. Here we can witness the ethos of Newar community. Here the streets have bare bricked houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and statues which reflect the ancient traditions. From Bhaktapur drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Day 6: Farewell
Drive to airport at the time of departure for your onward flight.
The Trip Cost Includes:
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 before trek, 1 after trek)
- Teahouse accommodation enroute
- Breakfast in Kathmandu
- All meals enroute and boiled water in mountain
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- Salary guides and porters.
- All necessary paper work, including hiking permits
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- All government and local taxes
- Duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map
The Trip Cost Does Not Include:
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Bottled beverages, including water
- Snacks such as energy bars, candy or chocolate
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters
- Optional trips and sightseeing
- Tips for guides and porters
Wildpath Adventure Pvt. Ltd has chosen the best accommodation with your comfort and budget in mind. This includes staying in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and staying in comfortable, well-run lodges along the trekking route.
All accommodation is based on twin sharing but we will provide a single supplement if there is an odd number of participants. If you simply prefer a single room, this is available by paying an additional single supplement.
One of the joys of travelling abroad and trekking is the wonderful food prepared for you at each meal at the lodges and hotels. From the first tea of the morning to the last meal of the day, you will be treated to meals that are nutritious, healthy, fresh and suitable for a mountain expedition.
We have chosen lodges and hotels where the food is of the highest quality. Their experienced local cooks will provide meals from a variety of cuisines such as Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine. Breakfast and dinner will be taken at the lodges where we are staying, while lunch and tea breaks will be taken at a suitable lodge or teahouse along the day’s route.
Note: Before arriving in Nepal, please advise Wildpath Adventure if you have any special dietary requirements or restrictions such that we can accommodate your request.
What to Know
In order to maximize your enjoyment of this trek, you will need to be in good physical condition and you will need to be prepared for rough conditions. In general, trekking consists of many days of walking for at least 5-6 hours, some of it on rugged terrain. You should also be very comfortable walking with a small daypack and carrying up to 5kg of weight.
In addition to a good level of fitness, we believe you must possess: a willingness to tolerate difficult conditions, a flexible mindset, a sense of humor and good health.
Health & Safety
Your safety and well-being are of paramount concern to Wildpath Adventure Pvt. Ltd. For that reason, the trek leader has the authority to change or cancel any part of the trek if it is deemed necessary for safety reasons. Wildpath Adventure will make every effort to keep to the planned itinerary; however, we simply cannot guarantee it. Changes to the itinerary can occur due to weather conditions, the health of a team member or unexpected natural disasters. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please understand that these events are a possibility.
It is imperative that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Wildpath Adventure when booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participant and must be covered by your personal travel insurance. It is also important that you consult your doctor for vaccinations and other medical requirements for your trip. Wildpath Adventure reserves the right to require a medical certificate prior to booking your trip.
Any trek to high altitude carries with it the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness, or AMS. This is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness, generally caused by going up too fast. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen there is in the air. For example, at 6500m there is only half the oxygen that there is available at sea level.
Your body needs many days to adapt to this less-oxygen environment. Our itinerary is planned to allow sufficient time for acclimatization, by going up slowly and including acclimatization days as needed. It is not uncommon to experience mild headaches, loss of appetite or nausea when ascending, but these symptoms usually disappear with rest...
Although your appetite may diminish as you trek higher, it is very important to eat enough to maintain a good energy level. Similarly it is extremely important to drink sufficient water to stay hydrated. The trek leader will advise you on what is sufficient food and water and we ask that you follow his advice.
We also advise anyone with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Our itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible, but it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.
Our team will check very carefully to determine if anyone has a serious problem. If anyone is showing signs of AMS, they will not be permitted to trek higher and will be required to descend to a safe altitude with a member of the team. If the symptoms disappear at the lower altitude, the person may be permitted to rejoin the trek after a suitable rest period.
What to Bring
The following list is a guideline of what you should bring with you for the trek. Please note that clothing for Kathmandu and other non-trekking destinations is not included in this list. While you can bring everything from your home country, it is also possible to rent or purchase almost everything in Kathmandu. Most of the gear for sale in Kathmandu is manufactured locally and thus considerably cheaper. However, it is also possible to buy brand name clothing and equipment at quality and prices that are comparable to home country prices.
At lower elevations on the trek it is likely to be very warm and the lightest of layers can be worn. However, at altitudes above 4000m it may be bitterly cold and windy, particularly after the sun disappears. The secret to staying warm and comfortable is to layer your clothing and to avoid cotton, as it becomes very cold when wet and is slow to dry. Pack with a minimalist view, as the load limit per person for porters and on domestic flights is 15kg.
Treks in Nepal are tough on gear and clothing. We recommend that you bring well-used items that can stand a fair bit of abuse. Many people bring gear that can be given away at the end of the trek to the porters or guides. Please check with Wildpath Adventure if you are uncertain about what to bring – we will be happy to advise you.
During the trek the porters will be carrying most of your gear. On the trail you can expect to carry in your daypack item such as 1 to 2 liters of water, your camera, a jacket for rest stops, sunscreen, tissue paper, a route map and binoculars.
- T-shirts – 2 or 3, long-sleeved and short-sleeved, quick-drying
- Hiking shorts or capris
- Lightweight Long Hiking pants
- Lightweight thermal inner layer – top and bottom
- Fleece pants and jacket
- 2 pair inner liner socks
- 2 pair outer socks, wool, medium to heavy weight
- Shirt with collar
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens and waterproof outer shell
- Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof, breathable jacket
- Down jacket
- Waterproof, breathable shell pants
- Warm hat or balaclava
- Gaiters (for high-elevation treks and passes)
- Hiking boots
- Sneakers or Teva-like sandals
- Down booties (optional, but very nice at high altitude)
- Camera and extra battery and card
- Sun hat or bandana
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- 4 season sleeping bag (rated to -15 to -20 degree centigrade. Down is preferable)
- Sleeping bag liner (optional, but very useful)
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small lock
- Basic First Aid Kit (Wildpath Adventure staff will also carry a team First Aid kit)
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottles (2) or camel back
- Ear Plugs
- Sewing and repair kit
- Sarong (optional, but very useful when washing)
- Energy bars, chocolate, candy
- Water-purifying tablets or water filter pump
- Sunscreen with high UV protection
- Lip balm for altitude (e.g. Labazan)
- Face and body moisturizer
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes
- Toilet tissue
- Ant- bacterial hands wash
FIRST AID AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES
All of the items listed here can be purchased in Kathmandu, however you may prefer to bring trusted brands from home. Note also that Wildpath Adventure will carry an extensive first aid and medical kit, so please bring the minimum required. There are many good books and websites which carry extensive lists of recommended drugs and medical supplies. We suggest that you review this material before making any purchases.
- Plasters/Band aids
- General-purpose antibiotic such as Cipro
- Headache medicine – (not Codein-based)
- Anti-inflammatory pills
- Antibiotic cream
- Eye drops
- Rehydration salts such as ORS
- Throat lozenges
- Anti-diarrheal medicine
- Anti-constipation medicine
And if your pack is still light:
- IPOD (note that recharging may not always be possible)
- Reading material
- Travel game or cards
- Photos from home
All participants in a Wildpath Adventure must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs. Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.
from US $ 370
Min/Max altitude: 1920./2175m.
Season: Oct-Dec, Feb-May
Duration: 06 Days
Note: For the camping group it costs 25% extra from the above rate.